I just saw your edit from yesterday. I'd prefer to do the cabin thing since I already have a pass to Crystal (assuming that's where we're going) and I dont want to pay for tickets I won't need but if the former works for everyone else then so be it.
If you're already a passholder or if you don't need lift tickets, then those rates would be slightly discounted.
Do you have a general time you're looking at?
Probably the 14-16 weekend not too early but still early enough that it will be pre-season lodging rates, after that it gets pricey everywhere.
In January I'm good the weekend of 11/12/13 and 25/26/27.
In February I'm good 8/9/10 and 22/23/24.
Word. Yeah, it doesn't have to be in December but for some reason (well, we did it in December last year) it just seems right to do an early-season meet-up and then that would still leave time to try and coordinate a second meet later in the season even if it's just at MTH or something.